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Old 02-17-2009, 10:26 AM
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Lightbulb Free utility to simulate gallery wrap

I wanted to make my online gallery images look a little more interesting than just flat JPG images on a web page, so I wrote a small utility to simulate the image as if it were gallery wrapped, with lighting from the upper left corner. You can see the results at my website, go to the gallery page.

I've published this utility at a website called UtilityMill. It will work with JPEG, PNG, or GIF images, you can try it for yourself. Go to http://utilitymill.com/utility/Gallery_Wrap_Image, and enter your local file name to be highlighted (there is a convenient Browse button so you don't have to type in a long directory path). Click on the "Go!" button, and you will shortly get back a prompt to open or save the file "Gallery_Wrap_Image.jpeg". You may do either - the returned file is your original file with slight highlight shading on the left and top, and darkened shading on the right and bottom.

If you are a programmer, UtilityMill makes its utilities accessible via a web api also, so you could automate this process.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:02 AM
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Re: Free utility to simulate gallery wrap

Here is a sample.

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Old 02-19-2009, 01:30 AM
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Re: Free utility to simulate gallery wrap

G'day Paul,
Thank you for your post and the software you wrote.
(Welcome by the way)
What in your opinion is the best book or source to learn Python Programming?
I would like to get that into my rep' but have basic, pascal, PHP, and C.
I really think python demands ones attention these days.
You have been at the coding for a bit so you obviously enjoy it.
Also may I complement you on your website and the music on the Gallery page is entrancing. Not al all overdone and provides a pleasurable ambiance to view your beut' work.

The web link to the mill is good to have.. Good luck.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:39 AM
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Re: Free utility to simulate gallery wrap

Wow every one, this forum on computers really rocks.
Art is in the right hemisphere and maths is in the left, Right? (I mean yes?)
That would mean, ipso facto, that anyone who uses computers can't in their right mind.
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Re: Free utility to simulate gallery wrap

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That would mean, ipso facto, that anyone who uses computers can't (be) in their right mind.
I think I would tend to agree with you.

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Re: Free utility to simulate gallery wrap

Nice work!
I tried it and it works like a charm!
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